Antonio Brown Talks About His First Touchdown for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Published 12/22/2020, 12:03 PM EST
Nov 8, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Antonio Brown, has endured a few difficult seasons in the NFL. Bouncing from one team to another, the former Steelers’ reputation has been marred by off-field controversies.

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But that hasn’t stopped Brown from doing what he does best. Scoring touchdowns. Brown, who recently signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, registered his first touchdown of the season in the game against the Atlanta Falcons.

 And his first touchdown couldn’t have come at a better time for the Buccaneers. Down 24-27 in the 4th quarter, Brady’s pass connected with Brown in the endzone to give them a crucial win to keep their playoff hopes alive. 

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Antonio Brown – the touchdown machine

Despite playing only 7 games since the start of last season, Brown still leads the charts for most touchdown receptions in the NFL since 2014, with 61. A stat that shows just how lethal Antonio Brown is in the endzone.

Talking to the media on Sunday following their win against the Falcons, Antonio Brown opened up about how he seized the opportunity to score once it came to him. 

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Despite playing in only 7 games since the start of last season…

Antonio Brown still has the MOST TD receptions in the NFL (61) since 2014. pic.twitter.com/LG1LLE5ceP

— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) December 21, 2020

“Well I got an assignment and I got an opportunity. With call out goal routes, there’s a chance the ball is going to come to you, and I just ran it to win.

“So I just ran away and decided to take the opportunity when it came to me. Stepped my foot on the gas and put myself in the position to get the opportunity,” said Antonio Brown.

The touchdown was Brown’s first since Week 2 of the 2019 season. Back then, Brown was a New England Patriots player, and that pass was from Tom Brady as well.

Difficult few years for Brown

After enjoying multiple successful seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brown decided to part ways with the 6-time Super Bowl winners.

Brown’s decision to jump ship was apparently down to a training ground bust-up between him and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. 

The 7-time Pro Bowler was then quickly snapped up by the Las Vegas Raiders for the 2019 season. But his stay at Las Vegas was rather short-lived after he was released by the franchise before playing a single game for them.

The Raiders decided to cut ties with the wide receiver following an altercation with the side’s General Manager, Mike Mayock.

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But Brown, being the mercurial talent that he is, was not away from the game for long. The New England Patriots took a chance with the wide receiver. However, it was not long before even the Patriots let go of Brown due to incidents related off the pitch.

While Antonio Brown has found it difficult to adjust to life since his Steelers exit, the wide receiver hopes that his fortunes will turn with the Buccaneers from here on.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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